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Joe Flacco has given Ravens stability at quarterback, flexibility in NFL draft
Joe Flacco has given Ravens stability at quarterback, flexibility in NFL draft

The Ravens' quest for a franchise quarterback finally ended seven years ago. On April 26, 2008, in what would prove to be a landmark day in franchise history, the Ravens drafted Joe Flacco with the 18th overall pick after a pair of trades in the first round. Steady, strong-armed and durable, he has given the Ravens rare stability at football's most important position, never having missed a start while piling up a franchise-record 25,531 passing yards and 148 touchdowns. Flacco was rewarded with a $120.6 million contract months after being named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLVII two years ago. After enduring years of mediocrity and uncertainty under center, the Ravens...

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